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Urban Pioneers

Explore with fresh eyes the art of the city, then capture a moment in time – perhaps a reflection on a building or a shadow passing by. Has time changed town life for the better? How could you improve the urban environment? Maybe add more colour? More light? More things to do, or perhaps a plaza with a comfortable bench or two? Or maybe the city astounds you with its sights and sounds and people rushing by. Now light up the city with creations of your own – a statue, a light show, a monument or street art. The possibilities are endless. What will you choose? You’re an urban pioneer, so get ready to go.

 

As part of our learning this term we will also be investigating the reflective properties of materials and finding out why cat's eyes glow at night time. Being active at night is definitely a trait of our feline friends, alongside bringing dead animals home, which is something that Tuffy the killer cat has been doing in our core text... 

 

Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about. Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble?

This term we have been looking specifically at graffiti artwork, looking at where we can usually find it around our local towns and cities. We've explored the works of Banksy and used our new understanding of graffiti work to design our own pieces, holding our own exhibition and creating a masterpiece of our own using our amazing class teamwork!

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